“Have you ever been in love?
Horrible isn’t it?
You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you.
Then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…
You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it.
They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore.
Love takes hostages.
It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness.
So simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart.
Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind.
It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain.
I hate love.”
By Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
Art: “Batman & Catwoman Kiss” by Xionice
*I do realize I’m merging Universes! This Sandman quote reminds me of Batman, I couldn’t help it! xo